Steam Turbine Compression For Nigeria Refinery

An FCC compressor train on the test stand at MAN's Oberhausen works. Machines for Dangote are also produced here.

MAN Diesel & Turbo will deliver two compressor trains to Nigerian Dangote Oil Refining Company. The units will be used in the company’s refinery in the capital of Lagos. Each train will consist of an axial compressor driven by a 30-MW steam turbine. The order also includes erection and commissioning of the trains, which are being developed and manufactured in Germany. Delivery is expected in 2018, with refinery commissioning planned in 2019.

Being constructed in the Lekki Free Trade Zone of Lagos, when completed Nigeria will have its first private crude oil refinery thanks to the efforts of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote. Aliko Dangote, a concrete magnate who is worth an estimated US$15 billion, said the refinery and petrochemical plant has the potential to satisfy Nigeria’s daily requirement of 445,000 to 550,000 barrels of fuel, with spare capacity to export. The compressor trains will support fuel production, coming into operation for the refinery process of Fluid Catalytic Cracking.

Rotors of an MAN axial compressor and steam turbine (in the back) that were produced for another FCC project by MAN.